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Distribution of nonhuman animal versus nonanimal research funding at four U.S. Institutions in fiscal year 2000

By R. Bogle, R. Greek

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Abstract

Much controversy exists concerning the use of nonhuman animals in biomedical research. Textbooks, articles, and journals are dedicated to studying animal models, studying alternatives, and debating various aspects of the issue. Surprisingly however, very little information exists on how many animals actually are used in the United States, the distribution of federally funded grants to researchers using animals versus those not using animals, and what criteria must be met when animals are to be used in biomedical research. In a recent pioneering study, Plous and Herzog (2001) examined the acceptance rates of animal model protocols by institutional animal care and use committees in different institutions in the United States. If a baseline has not been established, we do not think it is possible to track changes in asset allocation vis-a-vis animal versus nonanimal research funding. We undertook this study to shed light on the issue of how much federally funded money is allocated to animal models in biomedical research.

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 7
Issue 3
Pages 215-219
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1207/s15327604jaws0703_8
Language English
Author Address Americans for Medical Advancement, #353, 8391 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.afma@curedisease.com
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  1. Animal experimentation
  2. Animal models
  3. Animal research
  4. Developed countries
  5. Finance
  6. Laboratory and experimental animals
  7. Laboratory animal science
  8. Medical research
  9. North America
  10. OECD countries
  11. peer-reviewed
  12. Research
  13. research funding
  14. research institutes
  15. research institutions
  16. research support
  17. United States of America
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